SAT® Private Tutoring


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Tutoring Options

Study online with an expert SAT Tutor

For more in-depth exam coverage, Kaplan provides 10, 20 and 30 hour tutoring packages. All packages include access to our Live Online Classroom course.

SAT Tutoring Package Options

Package What is Covered? Online Study Center Access Free In Person or Live Online Course Higher Score Guarantee* Price
10 Hours- Live Online Ideal for focusing on and targeting your weaker areas.
20 Hours- Live Online Customised review of all subjects with in-depth coverage of chosen subjects.
30 Hours- Live Online In-depth coverage of all subjects.

SAT Subject Test Private Tutoring Options

In depth coverage for 1 or 2 SAT Subject Tests, taught by a Subject Test expert, live online.

Package What Can You Expect to Cover? Price Enroll
5 Hours One SAT Subject Test $985 Enroll 
10 Hours Two SAT Subject Tests. $1965 Enroll 

Spaces with tutors are limited. We recommend that you book at least 2-3 weeks in advance to guarantee a place. If you have any questions and have specific time constraints, please contact us before registering so we help confirm availability.


Course Features

Personalized instruction from an expert Kaplan tutor live online.

Benefit from Kaplan's Private Tutoring from anywhere in the world - all you need is an internet connection. Perfect for those looking for one-to-one help or who need additional focus on specific areas of the SAT exam. Perfect for those looking for one-to-one help with additional focus on weaknesses and specific areas of the exam. We offer comprehensive tutoring packages for the full SAT exam and for the SAT Subject Test. No matter what your needs are we have a tutor that can help you raise your score.

Our former students have gained admission to Ivy League and other top universities in the US including Harvard, Yale and Dartmouth along with many International American universities. Get into the university of your choice by prepping with Kaplan!

Exclusive for Kaplan students: Access to our popular Live Online Course for FREE with select SAT Private Tutoring packages!

Completely personalized SAT prep with an expert Kaplan tutor


Our team will match you with an expert tutor based on your personal needs. You can meet with your tutor in person, located conveniently live online,via Adobe Connect, and work together face-to-face with digital tools and notes.


Tutors provide all the resources that students could possibly need—and keep them on track with consistent, 1-on-1 guidance and support.

Our academics team will assign you an expert tutor based on your personal needs. You will start by taking a SAT diagnostic test, which will help you and your tutor understand your strengths and weaknesses. From this, a tailored schedule can then be made to best decide how you want to maximize the hours of your tutoring package.

Tip: It's important that you put aside time outside of your lessons to review, study, and complete any homework or assignments set. 


SAT Private Tutoring Features

  • 10, 20, or 30, hours of tutoring for the complete SAT exam
  • 4 full-length practice tests with score analysis
  • 2 prep books and access to on-demand practice questions
  • A complete Live Online GMAT course

SAT Subject Test Private Tutoring Features

  • 5 or 10 hours of tutoring, covering 1 or 2 SAT Subject Tests
  • SAT Subject Tests Course Book detailing the Kaplan strategies for each question type and providing score-building review sections to complete for homework
  • SAT Subject Tests Practice Workbook for additional practice test questions for each subject

Spaces with tutors are limited. We recommend that you book at least 2-3 weeks in advance to guarantee a place. If you have any questions and have specific time constraints, please contact us before registering so we help confirm availability.



Frequently Asked Questions

How does Kaplan's Private Tutoring work?

After you enroll in a tutoring option, you will first sit the diagnostic exam and then begin the tutoring once you have established a base level with your tutor. From this, your tutor will create a study plan that suits your needs based on your strengths and weaknesses. If you are not happy with the first hour of your tutoring package, we will be happy to give you a full refund and cancel the rest of your sessions, providing you notify us after the first session.

If you want private tutoring because you are unable to attend a classroom course, please note that you will still have a significant amount of work to do in between your sessions, and so you might not want to do more than 2 sessions of 2 hours each per week.

If you’re unsure of how to structure your private tutoring session, do not worry! First complete the diagnostic exam, then meet with your tutor for the first one-hour session, get the homework and see how you feel. You can discuss with your tutor what the best structure and schedule will be for you.

Beyond your general availability (i.e. evenings, daytime, weekends) you can also schedule additional sessions directly with your tutor and adjust the pace depending on how you’re progressing.

How long are each of the tutoring sessions?

In general, we recommend your tutoring session be between 90 minutes to 2 hours long, and usually meeting no more than 2 times a week so that you also have time to complete assignments. However, it is completely up to you!

How long does it take to match me a tutor?

Usually it can take up to 10 days. However, the more flexible you are in terms of availability the quicker we are likely to match you to a tutor.

How does Online Private Tutoring work?

It's very easy and extremely convenient! Just ensure you have a working internet connection, and test your video and voice connection on Skype prior to your first session. This will ensure a smooth one-to-one session with your tutor.

How much time do I need to give myself to prepare for the SAT?

We recommend giving yourself around 2-3 months before the test date. Then allow for about 2 weeks to review before your actual test. Also, make sure the day before the test you take a break and relax from studying to ensure everything you've learned has soaked in.

What are the SAT Subject Tests?

The SAT Subject Test give you a chance to show off your talents and interests in a specific subject! These tests are essay-based and are often required to be taken along with your SAT or ACT exams, just on different dates.

When should I take the SAT Subject Tests?

You should take the SAT Subject Tests right after you’ve completed one of the test-prep courses, because the material will still be fresh in your mind. You can sit the tests on the same day as the SAT however since not all Subject Tests are offered on every test date, you will need to check to find out when the international test dates are. 

Balance this with US university application deadlines. If you’re interested in applying Early Decision or Early Action to any university, you are advised to take the SAT Subject Tests by Autumn of Year 13. For normal decision applications, some universities accept Subject Test scores through the January administration. Use the US University Search to look up policies.

What is it like to take SAT Subject Tests?

All SAT Subject Tests are one-hour, multiple-choice tests. In any given sitting you can take 1, 2 or 3 tests. You choose the tests that you want to take and how many you would like to take per sitting (up to 3). Whilst you will need to give this information when you register, you are free to change which tests and the number of tests that you want to take on test day.

Is it compulsory to take the SAT Subject Tests if I've already taken other university admission tests (e.g. SAT or ACT)?

Yes - for most Ivy League and competitive universities. When in doubt, call the university and speak to the admissions department. Please note that even if you are taking the ACT you will likely still be required to do SAT Subject Tests.

SAT Subject Tests are the only US admission tests where you choose the tests that best showcase your achievements and interests, so by taking one or more SAT Subject Tests, you have an opportunity to highlight your unique strengths or areas of interest. If you’re interested in particular subjects or programs of study, this is a great opportunity for you to enhance your admission credentials and send a strong message to universities about your talents.

Where do I sit the SAT Subject Tests?

SAT Subject Tests are administered at the same test centres as the SAT. Visit the Register page to find out where you can take SAT Subject Tests and to sign up early to get a seat at the nearest location.

Does Score Choice apply to SAT Subject Tests?

Yes. Score Choice is an optional feature that allows students to choose which SAT Subject Test scores they’d like to send to universities, in accordance with each universities’s policy. If Score Choice is not used, all scores are sent to the selected score recipients. Students should still feel comfortable sending all scores, since most universities consider a student’s best scores.

What is the scoring?

Each test is scored between 200-800 points

What subjects can you help me prepare for?

  • Math I
  • Math II
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • U.S. History
  • Literature

Please note that SAT Subject Test tutoring is subject to availability. Our tutors can be fully-booked, especially close to SAT Test dates, and it may not be possible to match you with a tutor at short notice. We recommend that students book as far in advance as possible. Please contact us to check availability.

How to Register for the SAT Subject Tests

Register online at


Have more questions? You can contact us by phone (+44 (0)20 7930 3130) or email and we would be happy to help!

Find out what our students thought...

SAT Classroom Student, Summer Programme, July 2015         

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SAT Classroom Student, Easter Programme, April 2015

Overall a very helpful course and my SAT score has increased significantly with your help!


SAT Classroom Student, Offsite Course, August 2015

I cannot see any other way of teaching SAT prep that would be more beneficial than how Kaplan does it.


SAT Classroom Student, Easter Programme, April 2015

The teaching was very thorough and constructive. I really liked the structure to the classes and taking all of the practice tests under exam conditions was great practice.

SAT Classroom Student, Easter Programme, April 2015

My teacher was very clear when explaining a question and made sure that the entire class participated. He was funny, approachable, happy to answer and explain any questions we had and his tips for the essay were particularly helpful. Thank you!